The consortium is composed by 4 partners from different countries. Every partner has valuable and in-depth work experience and support for active learning that helps the collectives of vulnerable adults and individuals with lower job opportunities. The partners have a long trajectory working with associations and projects on informal adult learning, action learning, and experiential learning and combined approaches to educational participation. More detailed information is provided in their websites.
The University of Valladolid is one of the largest centres of Higher Education in Spain. It counts on four campuses -Valladolid, Palencia, Segovia and Soria, over 100 degrees, 80 doctoral programs (14 with Honor Mention) and 68 postgraduate degrees, accredited international relations and prestigious research Centers. The UVA manages around 180 research projects per year, financed through competitive public R+D+Icalls (European, national or regional), and approximately 500 contracts and agreements aimed at the transfer of knowledge and technology, amounting to an average value of over fifteen million Euros per annum. UVA has been taking part in a very active way in different European projects, at research or training level, during the last 20 years. There is long experience in international projects developed by different groups of research in the University and different fields of knowledge.
The University of salford has a successful global presence and a turnover of £189m. Our 7 schools, 20,000 students and 2,500 staff have all grown to serve the needs of industry, commerce and education. The School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences at the University offers courses in nursing and midwifery (including professional registration courses) as well as advanced practice, cognitive behaviour therapies, counselling, leadership and management for health care, mental health, social work and social policy. The School is home to over 120 academic staff who are all qualified professionals and experts in their fields.
Founded in 1866, The Ligue de l’enseignement (www.laligue.org) is a confederation which gathers over 30.000 associations in 102 departmental and 22 regional federations with the common aim of training responsible citizens who will fulfil their duties, make full use of their rights and be active in society reinforcing it`s democratic, humanist and social character. These associations also work collectively against all inequalities in order to discuss and build a fairer and more independent society. The Ligue is one of France`s oldest organizations in non-formal education. Founded in 1866, it aims to guarantee access to education for everyone, regardless of their age, social and ethnic backgrounds. It further promotes a secular society, solidarity amongst citizens and active citizenship. The local federations of La Ligue de l'enseignement and their member organizations carry out activities in the field of culture, education and lifelong learning, culture and media, social work, recreational and educational activities, environment and sustainable development, sports for all, international solidarity... At the European level, la Ligue de l'enseignement is part of a number of European networks that promote shared values of social justice amongst the European institutions and national stakeholders. These networks are:
- The European Federation for Education and Culture
- The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)
- The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL)
- The European Civic Forum (ECF)
SOLIDAR Foundation is the cooperation platform of SOLIDAR; a European network of NGOs working to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide. SOLIDAR brings together 60 member organizations based in 25 EU members’ states and 6 candidate countries. We work together in the pillars of Social Affairs, Education & Lifelong Learning and International Cooperation. The Education & Lifelong Learning pillar incudes 23 members, covering 18 EU member states. SOLIDAR engages through member and partner organizations citizens in EU decision making processes, empowers people through lifelong learning and VET, and voices their concerns to the EU institutions by carrying out active lobbying, project management and coordination, policy monitoring, research and awareness-raising. SOLIDAR cooperates with progressive civil society and labour movement organizations, is an founding member of EUCIS-LLL and European Year of Citizens 2013 Alliance and works in strategic partnership with ETUI and EVBB.
University of Valladolid (Project Coordination)
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